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Welcome to the common reading list for Engaging Ancient Texts - HUM 1213. Use this guide to locate assigned readings for the class. Works are arranged in alphabetical order by author.

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Reading List

Arabian nights

Aristotle, The Ethics, The Politics

Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430, The Confessions  


Bible. Old Testament

Bible. New Testament

Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375, The Decameron

Boethius, -524, The Consolation of Philosophy

Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400, The Canterbury Tales

Christine, de Pisan, The Book of the City of Ladies

Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Inferno

Du, Fu, 712-770, Chinese Lyrics

Epic of Gilgamesh

Herodotus, The Histories

Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679, The Leviathan

Homer, Iliad, Odyssey

Hammurabi, King of Babylonia, code of

Laozi, Taoist Lyrics

Livy, History of Rome

Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527, The Discourses, The Prince

Marie, de France, Lais


Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D., Metamorphosis

Plato, Apology / Crito / Phaedo, The Republic

Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?, The Travels of Marco Polo


Sei Shōnagon, approximately 967-, The Pillow Book

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Hamlet, The Tempest

Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War

Virgil, Aeneid


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